Dulwich Hill Suburb Review (Sydney, New South Wales)


About Dulwich Hill:

Dulwich Hill is a residential suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Dulwich Hill is located 9 kilometers south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Marrickville Council. Dulwich Hill stretches south to the shore of the Cooks River.


Property selling points:

As a suburb which went through substantial development in the early 20th century, it now is hugely popular with young professional couples looking to reside in inner city living, closer to all amenities. With a vibrant village feel, Dulwich Hill is applauded for its multicultural community. A New York Times article explores the variety of international food shops on the shopping strips along Marrickville and New Canterbury Rd.

A new light rail is also under construction due for completion in 2014 that will connect many other of the outer suburbs to Dulwich Hill and the CBD.


Most sought after properties:

Property investors and home buyers in Dulwich Hill usually go for one & two bedroom apartments, especially with district views in smaller boutique blocks. Dulwich Hill is popular with a mix of both home buyers and investors as they love the central location which appeals to many young professional couple tenants, particularly in the quieter tree-lined streets.


Most common properties:

From art deco apartments, to 1960s and ‘70s apartments, through to modern units. The suburb has an array of popular federation housing architecture such as Californian Bungalows and large land blocks making Dulwich Hill more recently become popular with families and young people. It also features examples of Edwardian, Gothic and Italianate architecture.


Top amenities:

Dulwich Hill features two shopping areas, a small number of shops on Wardell Road near Dulwich Hill railway station and the main shopping area around the northern end of Marrickville Road and its intersection with New Canterbury Road.


Local industry and business:

The main local industries and businesses are retail trade, having over 7,000 local businesses.


Public transport:

Modern public transport to the area consist of Cityrail railway services and several routes serviced by government buses which provide practical and frequent serviced to the Sydney CBD and south –western suburbs. A light rail route is also under construction due for completion in 2014. The current light rail service that runs from Central Start to Lilyfield is now being extended to Dulwich Hill. The service will also interchange with Lewisham railway station on the Inner West Line.


Main arteries:

Marrickville Rd, New Canterbury Rd and Wardell Rd all lead into the main thoroughfare.


Best streets:

The best areas to buy in Dulwich Hill are from the train line north to New Canterbury Road. These are the most sought after locations because of the close proximity to the train station. Hot streets include Cobar, Keith, The Boulevard, Myra & Riverview. All are popular because they are a short walk to the coffee, cake, and park attractions.


Dulwich Hill Buyers Agents:

Over the years the experiences Buyer’s Agents at Metropole have helped many property investors and home buyers purchase in this area. Why not click here and leave your details so we can be in contact and help you with your property search the best investment property for your portfolio in Dulwich Hill.

General Info

Quick Suburb Overview:

Dulwich Hill is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, located south-west of the Sydney CBD. Dulwich Hill stretches south to the shore of the Cooks River and is an established residential area with many examples of federation Architecture. The streets are wider than many inner-city suburbs and houses are bigger than some older, neighbouring suburbs such as Petersham.

Distance from CBD:                       7.5 km South-West
Average Annual Growth:               8.46%
No. Years to double in value:       8.5 years
Total population:                            12,981
Median Household Income:         $1540 (weekly)
Walk Score:                                      84 – Very Walkable